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Glasgow through the ages: An audio tour discovering the city's humble beginnings


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Join me on this self guided audio tour through the oldest part of Glasgow.

We’ll start at Glasgow Cathedral, where we’ll meet St Mungo, the city’s patron saint, and learn about Glasgow’s humble beginnings 1,500 years ago. We’ll bustle along Glasgow’s High Street next, where a small city had started to take shape 900 years later, in the 1400s. It was busy with the thousands of pilgrims who came to worship at the shrine of St Mungo. In the 1700s, there were Tobacco Lords on the High Street, and Glasgow had become “the cleanest and beautifulest and best built city in Britain,” according to one English visitor. (He did add, “London excepted,” but in Glasgow we like to forget about that.)

On the way, you’ll see:

A herb garden filled with medicinal plants
Street art that tells the story of the city
A roundabout on which stands the steeple of a building once used as a prison
A greenhouse of exotic plants in the shape of an upside down ship

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Royal Infirmary Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0SF Scotland

The tour starts by the cathedral.

Pass By: St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH Scotland

The tour passes by the museum.

Pass By: Provand's Lordship, 3 Castle St., Glasgow G4 0RH Scotland

The tour passes by Provand's Lordship.

Pass By: Saint Nicholas Garden, Glasgow G4 0RA, UK

The tour stops briefly at the Garden.

Pass By: William II, Cathedral Square, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ, UK

The tour passes by the statue.

Pass By: Old College Bar, 219 High St, Glasgow G1 1PP, UK

The tour passes by the bar.

Pass By: Tolbooth Steeple, 1 High St, Glasgow G1 1LX, UK

The tour passes by the Trongate Steeple.

Pass By: The Tollbooth Bar, 11 Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5NA, UK

The tour passes by the bar.

Pass By: High Court Of Justiciary, 1 Mart St, Glasgow G1 5JT, UK

The tour passes by the High Court.

Pass By: Glasgow Green, 90 Greendyke Street, Glasgow G1 5DB Scotland

The tour goes through the green.

Pass By: McLennan Arch, Glasgow Green, Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5JZ, UK

The tour passes by the arch.

Pass By: Sir William Collins Fountain, Glasgow Green, Glasgow Scotland

The tour passes by the fountain.

Pass By: Glasgow 2014 Monument, Glasgow Green, Glasgow Scotland

The tour passes by the monument.

Pass By: Nelson's Monument, Glasgow Green, Glasgow G1 5QA, UK

The tour passes by the monument.

Pass By: James Watt Statue, George Square, Glasgow G40 1AT Scotland

The tour stops briefly at the statue.

Pass By: People's Palace, Green, Templeton St, Glasgow G40 1AT, UK

The tour passes by the People's Palace.

Pass By: Doulton Fountain, Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT Scotland

The tour ends by the fountain.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others.
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink

Departure Point
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ, UK

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/28/2020 - 5/29/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

75 to 90 minutes

Return Details
Doulton Fountain, Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, UK

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the VoiceMap in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.